Top critical review
10 August 2018
Some chapters are good, especially liked the advice on maintaining a journal. But overall the book seems written by someone who is not an expert in human psychology or productivity, just someone who is trying to earn money through various online businesses, blogs etc, and this book is just another stone in that pond. Churning out quantity rather than focusing on quality. The author advises things like not thinking about the past but focusing on the future, and just assumes it happens. He does not seem to realize that it's not that simple for most people. There are various emotional reasons why people remain invested in past habits. In general this kind of tone is persistent throughout the book, where he seems to be giving staid advice to robots instead of trying to understand and advise complex human beings. This seemed particularly apparent in the second half of the book.
For books with deeper insights into human Psychology and advice based on expert research, consider reading Influence by Robert Cialdini, The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin, Deep Work by Cal Newport, among many others. For generally motivating titles, Anthony Robbins' books work much better.